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Data is as received at 20:24EST, 14/05/2012.

Major centres
Max
° C
+/- norm
° C
Min
° C
+/- norm
° C
Grass Min
° C
Rain to 9am mm Evaporation to 9am mm Sunshine hours Wind Run to 9am km (24-hour average km/h) Maximum Gust km/h / hour of occurrence
GERALDTON AIRPORT 40.0 +9.1 22.7 +4.8 22.4 0.0 5.0 -- 525 (21.9) 48/16
PERTH AIRPORT 30.0 +0.4 16.8 +1.0 15.2 0.0 8.4 11.1 543 (22.6) 65/02
ALBANY AIRPORT 20.2 -3.9 14.4 +1.0 12.7 0.0 4.8 3.9 506 (21.1) 46/15
BUNBURY 28.1 +0.6 13.6 -0.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 586 (24.4) 50/09
MANDURAH 29.5 -- 17.5 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 509 (21.2) 52/09
DARWIN AIRPORT 29.8 -2.1 24.4 -0.1 24.1 31.0 3.4 1.1 542 (22.6) 58/13
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 38.5 +5.8 20.1 +2.6 14.8 0.0 14.2 11.1 329 (13.7) 55/16
WHYALLA AERO 22.0 -5.3 18.7 +3.4 -- 0.0 7.4 -- 507 (21.1) 52/16
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 20.7 -5.6 15.6 +0.4 12.6 0.0 4.8 0.3 162 ( 6.8) 43/23
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 17.7 -5.4 13.8 +3.3 13.0 0.0 3.4 1.7 278 (11.6) 58/12
MOUNT ISA AERO 37.0 +2.7 21.1 -0.7 18.0 0.0 10.0 11.0 301 (12.5) 50/15
CAIRNS AERO 31.2 +0.7 23.4 +0.4 22.6 43.8 2.0 1.7 463 (19.3) 43/14
TOWNSVILLE AERO 33.4 +2.7 24.1 +1.2 23.5 0.0 6.2 8.5 411 (17.1) 39/16
MACKAY M.O 27.6 -1.0 23.7 +1.5 -- 2.2 -- 5.8 673 (28.0) 52/16
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 31.5 +1.0 22.4 +1.6 21.9 0.0 7.4 -- 405 (16.9) 43/10
BUNDABERG AERO 29.7 +0.6 20.8 +0.9 -- 0.4 7.4 -- 494 (20.6) 41/16
NAMBOUR DPI 28.4 +0.5 19.1 +0.9 -- 3.6 2.0 -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 28.5 +1.3 18.7 -0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 258 (10.8) 35/10
BRISBANE AERO 28.6 +0.6 19.0 -0.3 17.0 0.0 6.6 11.1 345 (14.4) 34/14
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 27.3 +0.9 16.6 +0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 734 (30.6) 52/09
GUNNEDAH SCS 32.4 +3.3 19.0 +2.4 12.0 0.0 6.4 -- 182 ( 7.6) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 27.0 +1.1 16.0 -2.1 13.6 0.6 2.6 10.8 209 ( 8.7) 32/17
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 28.0 +1.7 14.1 -2.6 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 31.0 +4.8 16.7 +0.4 13.7 0.0 7.2 11.2 421 (17.5) 34/18
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 29.1 +3.1 15.1 -0.2 14.7 0.2 -- -- 113 ( 4.7) 24/15
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 29.0 +6.2 14.0 +3.4 9.0 0.0 -- 9.0 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 34.2 +5.1 17.6 +3.1 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 29.6 +4.4 20.8 +3.4 16.9 0.0 8.8 11.1 601 (25.0) 52/19
RICHMOND RAAF 33.1 +6.2 15.3 -0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 129 ( 5.4) 26/17
BELLAMBI AWS 24.7 +0.8 19.5 +1.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 496 (20.7) 50/15
CANBERRA AIRPORT 34.1 +9.6 12.9 +2.2 9.3 0.0 8.0 11.3 196 ( 8.2) 39/20
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 37.4 +9.7 19.1 +5.7 16.5 0.0 8.0 9.4 267 (11.1) 48/17
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 33.7 +5.8 16.1 +3.5 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
MILDURA AIRPORT 31.7 +3.4 17.8 +4.0 16.5 0.0 12.0 7.4 267 (11.1) 43/14
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 32.8 +6.5 20.1 +8.4 18.7 0.0 22.4 -- 311 (13.0) 48/15
BENDIGO AIRPORT 31.8 +5.8 15.8 +4.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 291 (12.1) 52/13
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 22.0 -1.9 18.0 +4.8 16.6 0.0 4.2 -- 90 ( 3.8) 46/12
GEELONG AIRPORT 19.0 -4.2 15.0 +3.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 210 ( 8.8) 43/17
BALLARAT AERODROME 17.1 -5.1 9.8 -0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 328 (13.7) 35/11
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 21.9 -0.6 12.8 +2.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 281 (11.7) 41/13
HOBART AIRPORT 21.8 +1.1 13.5 +2.8 11.4 0.2 4.2 1.3 283 (11.8) 41/18
Max
° C
+/- norm
° C
Min
° C
+/- norm
° C
Grass Min
° C
Rain to 9am mm Evaporation to 9am mm Sunshine hours Wind Run to 9am km Maximum Gust km/h / hour of occurrence
Hottest
Highest maximum temperature>Greatest variation above normal maximum Highest minimum temperatureGreatest variation above normal minimum

43.8 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
43.6 MARBLE BAR COMPARISON E Pilbara WA
43.2 WEST ROEBUCK W Kimberley WA
42.9 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
42.6 TELFER AERO Interior WA
42.6 KALBARRI Central West WA

+11.3 : 32.9 COMBIENBAR AWS E Gippsland VIC
+11.0 : 34.8 ORBOST (COMPARISON) E Gippsland VIC
+10.8 : 41.5 MENINDEE POST OFFICE Lower Darling NSW
+10.5 : 33.5 NERRIGA COMPOSITE South Coast NSW
+10.4 : 39.4 BROKEN HILL (PATTON STREET) Lower Darling NSW
+10.4 : 33.0 BOMBALA (THERRY STREET) Goulburn/Monaro NSW

30.4 TELFER AERO Interior WA
30.0 NEWMAN AERO E Gascoyne WA
29.6 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
29.2 WATARRKA N Plateau NT
28.9 WEST ROEBUCK W Kimberley WA

+12.9 : 26.0 HAY CSIRO AWS Riverina W NSW
+11.9 : 20.9 STRATHBOGIE Lower NE VIC
+11.9 : 23.6 COMBIENBAR AWS E Gippsland VIC
+11.8 : 25.5 HAY (MILLER STREET) Riverina W NSW
+11.6 : 27.2 BROKEN HILL (PATTON STREET) Lower Darling NSW

Coldest
Lowest maximum temperatureGreatest variation below normal maximum Lowest minimum temperatureGreatest variation below normal minimum

11.1 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
11.4 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
12.0 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
12.9 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
13.0 WARRA W Coast TAS

-10.2 : 19.3 BALGAIR Eucla WA
-7.9 : 20.2 BALLADONIA Eucla WA
-7.9 : 16.7 MOUNT BARKER Adelaide/Lofty SA
-7.8 : 19.1 KEITH Mallee/Upper SE SA
-7.0 : 16.9 ARARAT PRISON Western Plains VIC

3.1 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS
4.2 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
6.1 SMITHTON AERODROME N Coast TAS
6.1 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
6.5 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW

-4.4 : 9.2 CAPE BORDA Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
-3.8 : 9.5 DORRIGO (OLD CORAMBA RD) MidNorth Coast N NSW
-3.7 : 11.3 CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
-3.2 : 6.1 SMITHTON AERODROME N Coast TAS
-3.0 : 15.0 BALLINA AIRPORT AWS North Coast NSW

Wettest
Sunniest & dullest
Windiest
Highest gusts
Todays highest rainfall totals for the 24 hours to 9am. It includes the top 5 totals nationally followed by all reported falls of 50mm or more.
Highest and lowest recordings of hours of sunshine for the 24 hours to midnight.
Highest wind run totals in kilometres for the 24 hours to 9am (average speed in brackets). All reported runs > =25km/h are shown.
Highest wind gusts in km/h for the 24 hours to midnight followed by the hour in which it occurred. All stations with gusts > 89km/h are shown.
273.0 GRAHAM RANGE N Coast--Barron QLD
239.0 TREE HOUSE CREEK N Coast--Barron QLD
219.6 INNISFAIL N Coast--Herbert QLD
218.0 INNISFAIL WHARF ALERT N Coast--Herbert QLD
216.6 DARADGEE N Coast--Herbert QLD

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
83.4 NGUIU FARM
60.4 NATHAN RIVER
57.0 POINT STUART AWS
50.4 CHANNEL ISLAND

QUEENSLAND
N Peninsula
65.0 SUDLEY STATION
S Peninsula
81.3 LOTUS BIRD LODGE
58.0 LAKEFIELD NATIONAL PARK
54.2 PALMERVILLE
Gulf Country
50.0 KOOLATAH STATION
N Coast--Barron
273.0 GRAHAM RANGE
239.0 TREE HOUSE CREEK
212.0 BABINDA SUGAR MILL
199.5 BABINDA POST OFFICE
199.0 BELLENDEN KER TOP STN
174.0 DEERAL
173.0 BELLENDEN KER BOTTOM STN
156.0 HAPPY VALLEY
140.0 MT SOPHIA
87.2 MERINGA SUGAR EXP STN
87.0 MULGRAVE MILL
68.0 TOPAZ
66.0 CAIRNS SEVERIN ST
61.0 TOPAZ ALERT
52.0 COPPERLODE DAM ALERT
N Coast--Herbert
219.6 INNISFAIL
218.0 INNISFAIL WHARF ALERT
216.6 DARADGEE
146.0 MOURILYAN HARBOUR
124.0 TUNG OIL ALERT
123.6 EL ARISH POST OFFICE
122.0 BINGIL BAY
109.0 SOUTH JOHNSTONE EXP STN
109.0 NERADA ALERT
108.7 RUSSELL RIVER
105.0 MARCO STREET ALERT
105.0 CORSIS ALERT
101.0 CENTRAL MILL ALERT
96.0 UTCHEE CREEK
90.5 DUNK ISLAND RESORT
68.2 JAPOONVALE WARRAKIN RD
58.0 TUNG OIL TM
51.0 MENAVALE ALERT

NEW SOUTH WALES
Hunter Valley
55.4 COORANBONG (AVONDALE)

11.4 COBAR MO Upper Darling NSW
11.3 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
11.3 CANBERRA AIRPORT Goulburn/Monaro NSW
11.2 WILLIAMTOWN RAAF Hunter Valley NSW
11.1 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
11.1 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.1 BRISBANE AERO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
11.1 SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW

.....

0.4 ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
0.4 GROVE (COMPARISON) Southeast TAS
0.3 ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) Adelaide/Lofty SA
0.2 WEIPA AERO N Peninsula QLD
0.0 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS

1141 (47.5) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
1065 (44.4) GREEN ISLAND N Coast--Barron QLD
998 (41.6) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
985 (41.0) POINT FAWCETT Islands ISL
942 (39.3) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
868 (36.2) MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
853 (35.5) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
804 (33.5) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
792 (33.0) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
783 (32.6) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
762 (31.8) LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
749 (31.2) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
741 (30.9) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
738 (30.8) MIDDLE PERCY ISLAND Islands ISL
734 (30.6) TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
723 (30.1) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
720 (30.0) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
720 (30.0) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
705 (29.4) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
681 (28.4) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
673 (28.0) MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD
665 (27.7) PEARCE RAAF Lower West WA
648 (27.0) ESPERANCE Lower West WA
645 (26.9) JERVIS BAY (PT PERPENDICULAR AWS) Illawarra NSW
622 (25.9) SYDNEY HARBOUR (WEDDING CAKE WEST) Sydney--east NSW
615 (25.6) KARRATHA AERO E Pilbara WA
601 (25.0) SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
117/23 KALUMBURU N Kimberley WA
98/19 ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara WA
91/18 MARDIE W Pilbara WA
83/20 THEVENARD ISLAND W Pilbara WA
81/13 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC

Downpours Gales & Gusts
High rainfall for periods of 6 hours or less. Highest wind gusts above 89km/h (storm force) or mean wind above 62km/h (gale force). Wind direction and mean windspeed shown in brackets.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    E Gascoyne
PARABURDOO AERO
16.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 5.3mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
POINT STUART AWS
17.0mm in 3 hr to 04:30 5.7mm/h
DUM IN MIRRIE AWS
11.6mm in 30 min to 03:30 23.2mm/h
11.6mm in 1 hr to 03:30 11.6mm/h
15.6mm in 1 hr to 04:00 15.6mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 5.7mm/h
WARRUWI
25.0mm in 3 hr to 02:30 8.3mm/h
17.6mm in 1 hr 1 min to 02:31 17.3mm/h
VICTORIA RIVER DOWNS
14.0mm in 30 min to 21:30 28.0mm/h
23.6mm in 1 hr to 21:30 23.6mm/h
14.2mm in 1 hr to 22:00 14.2mm/h
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
    Adelaide/Lofty
ADELAIDE AIRPORT
6.4mm in 15 min to 11:00 25.6mm/h
QUEENSLAND
    N Peninsula
COEN AIRPORT
7.2mm in 39 min to 16:00 11.1mm/h
    Gulf Country
KOWANYAMA AIRPORT
15.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 5.0mm/h
MORNINGTON ISLAND
16.0mm in 36 min to 10:30 26.7mm/h
16.2mm in 1 hr to 10:30 16.2mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 5.7mm/h
    N Coast--Barron
CAIRNS AERO
20.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 6.7mm/h
    N Coast--Herbert
SOUTH JOHNSTONE EXP STN
15.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 5.0mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 5.0mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    E Pilbara
ROEBOURNE AERO : 98(140/ 70 ) at 19:24
    W Pilbara
MARDIE : 91(140/ 50 ) at 18:20
ONSLOW AIRPORT : 76( 80/ 67 ) at 20:07
VICTORIA
    W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 76(230/ 69 ) at 19:44
TASMANIA
    Southeast
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 80(240/ 67 ) at 20:00
ISLANDS
    Islands
NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR : 95(240/ 63 ) at 04:00